[mythtv-users] Schedule mythfilldatabase

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Tue Dec 2 20:13:29 UTC 2008

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2008, at 9:50 AM, Jason Gauthier wrote:
>> Yes. It is strictly a scheduling/timing issue.
> If you've tested it from the command line and inserted guide data, the  
> next time it is run, nothing will be done since it will already have  
> guide data for the next 14 days. It should run the next day when there  
> is 13 days of guide data. I'm guessing you've waited a couple of days,  
> but I just wanted to make sure the obvious wasn't the problem. :)

One common problem is if mythbackend is running under a different user 
or the $HOME environment variable isn't setup correctly which can happen 
if you start it up at boot time. Changing the 'mythfilldatabase Program" 
setting to something like this is one way to fix it:
HOME=/home/mythtv/ /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase

Change the paths to suit your setup obviously.

Paul H.

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